CCCEP Announces New Executive Officers

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For Immediate Release

CCCEP Announces New Executive Officers

December 4, 2020 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP), held on November 24, 2020, the Board of Directors elected three new Executive Officers.

Ashifa Keshavji was elected president of CCCEP, after concluding a two-year term as Vice-President. Sheena Deane is a first-time member of the Executive Team, assuming the position of CCCEP’s Vice-President, and Michelle Wyand, President from 2018 to November 2020, moved to the position of Past President.

President Keshavji stated that “this is an exciting time for CCCEP, as we have recently begun implementation work on our new strategic plan. I am humbled by the role, given the strong example set by the previous Presidents.” She added that she was “looking forward to working with Sheena Deane and Michelle Wyand, and the entire Board of Directors, over the next two years. I am grateful for the Board’s strong skills, experience and commitment to CCCEP, which will be of great benefit to me in fulfilling my duties as President.”

President Keshavji joined the Board of Directors in May 2005. Ashifa Keshavji is the Director of Practice Reviews & Quality Assurance at the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. She has a background in community pharmacy and has worked in many areas at the College including on the OnCall Line, assessment development, PharmaNet, and conducting inspections. Ms. Keshavji served as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee from 2007 to 2019, and continues to be a member of that committee. She also is a current member the Needs Assessment Working Group and previously served on other CCCEP task groups.

Vice President Deane joined the Board of Directors of CCCEP in 2008. Sheena Deane is registered pharmacy technician, with over 30 years experience in hospital and community pharmacy practice settings as well as pharmacy benefit management. She currently holds the position of Manager of Pharmacy Operations with a community pharmacy in Ontario. Ms. Deane has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) since 2001 and currently serves as Vice-President of CAPT. She served on CCCEP’s Governance Committee for a number of years, as well as previous CCCEP task groups, and is currently the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Past President Wyand joined the CCCEP Board of Directors in 2008. Since 2014, Michelle Wyand has held the position of Registrar for the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy. Prior to her position as Registrar, Ms. Wyand held the position of Assistant Registrar for the College and also practiced pharmacy in both community and hospital settings. She has participated on a number of CCCPEP’s committees in the past, including the Accreditation Policy Committee and the Governance Committee. She also serves on national and provincial-level committees for the profession.

“CCCEP welcomes Vice-President Deane to the Executive team, and is pleased to have Ashifa Keshavji assume the role of President and Michelle Wyand continue to provide her support in moving to the role of Past-President” began Colleen Janes, “the Board will undoubtedly benefit from the strong leadership that will be provided by this team”.

About CCCEP

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) is a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs intended to be delivered to pharmacy professionals from more than one province or nationally.

CCCEP accreditation is recognized by the pharmacy regulatory authorities in all provinces and territories of Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Colleen Janes, B. Sc. (Pharm), Executive Director

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP)

Phone: 709-221-4082; E-mail: exec.dir@cccep.ca